Hello from weather that practically feels like fall in South Carolina!…
Last weekend we went to Pawley’s Island for Labor Day, and we are still talking about what a freaking blast we had.
We stayed in a perfect little condo with our friends Rebecca and Ed and their daughter Sienna, so Beck had a friend. Friends at age 21 months are tricky, they tend to whack at you and take your toys. We’re working on it. …
So, after our beach rescue and ambulance ride, we finally made it to the hospital, maybe an hour and 15 minutes after the actual breaking of the leg, per text messages I was sending around the same time. Jay was taken in the special way and I walked in front to wait for him to get a room.
To back up just a minute, you’ll remember that no one “could” advise us on which hospital to choose, and we were all kinds of baffled because we were from out of town and obviously don’t know things about hospitals when we travel. There was some kind of discussion on the ability to find a pulse in the foot on the injured leg: if they could find one we’d go to a close hospital, if not we’d go to a far hospital better equipped to deal with trauma. As luck would have it the ambulance EMT workers FOUND A PULSE and we got to go to the close hospital. A stranger watching the scene at the marina said that he’d had great experiences at this particular facility and the EMT told Jay the same thing, even though she wasn’t technically supposed to say anything.
In addition to coming highly recommended, the ER (and hospital in general, we later discovered) was DEAD. Now, this can be a good or a bad thing when it comes to a hospital. On the one hand, empty means staff dedicated to you. On the other hand, empty can mean not enough staff dedicated to the patients that ARE in the hospital. In the case of East Cooper Medical Center, a quiet hospital was a wonderful thing, and we both received care and attention that we were very happy with….
So, you know it’s beach week. It’s also our first anniversary on Sunday! Whoa. Time flies. You’ll be hearing about this first year, doncha worry.
First, though, I need to tell you about our anniversary plans! We THINK we’re going to go to this fabulous place, Salt, on the island where we’re staying, because I’m fully obsessed with it. We’ve been twice before, and every time it’s really incredible.